An unwiggled bum is barely worth sitting on. Socrates said that, sort of, so here’s our guide to where to cut loose next.
1) A History Of Disco at Oval Space
D-I-S-C-O. At this ludicrously lengthy, 14 HOUR day and night party at Bethnal Green’s legendary Oval Space, DJs are taking the crowd on an odyssey through the annals of DISCO. There’ll be soul, boogie, funk and nu-disco in the mix too, and sets dedicated to the Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and Detroit disco scenes. The event runs from 4pm – 6am (though night owls can get tickets just for 11pm onwards) on Saturday August 12, and you can get your tickets here!
2) Summer Festival at Lightbox
BIG THINGS await at this all-night summer rager in Vauxhall. The headlining act is Martin Ikin, founder of Soul Purpose Records, who promises to keep you dancing til late with an unforgettable set, while nine other DJs on the line-up are set to spin you sideways while LEDs swizzle your eyes up overhead. Apparently there might be fire-eaters? It’s on Saturday, August 12 and tickets are on sale right here.
3) Trevor Nelson’s Soul Nation at Ministry of Sound
Smoother than a lubed-up penguin (although admittedly never lubricated a penguin myself), Soul Nation sees Trevor Nelson playing an eclectic mix of dance floor classics from Luther Vandross to Donell Jones, from Marvin Gay to Jill Scott. Classy and cool, all night long. Unlike you! PSYCHE.
It’s on Sunday, August 27 (don’t worry – there’s a bank holiday Monday the next day!) and tickets are on sale here.
4) South West Four, Clapham Common
The organisers of SW4, the big south London dance music festival, are promising increased sound levels this year to rock your world that little bit more. Deadmau5, Knife Party and Sub Focus Live headline the main stage, but there are four other stages to explore too, whether you’re after some pssst-bloop-wicker-psssht to wubbbwubbbWUBBWUBBBWUBBB. Get tickets for Sunday, August 27, right here.
5) Masquerade Ball, Kensington Roof Gardens
For something a little more la-di-da, get your glitter on at this masquerade ball. Set amidst 1.5 acres of stunning rooftop gardens 100 feet above Kensington High Street, the night is inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and you can expect to ‘drink and dance to otherworldly delights.’ It’s also ages away (September 30) so tickets are still a steal at Early Bird prices, so get together your most let’s-get-dressed-up-friends and book your tickets here.